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April 22, 2015

St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus awards ceremony, Wednesday, April 22.

Fanshawe College will host an inspirational awards ceremony at the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus on the evening of Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature the presentation of student awards in recognition of academic achievement and leadership.


Students from the following programs will be honoured: Renewable Energies Technician, Mechanical Techniques (CNC/CAM), Electronics Engineering Technician (Industrial Controls) and Welding Techniques.

Retired Canadian Armed Forces sniper Jody Mitic will serve as guest speaker at the event. In 2007, while on patrol with the 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan, Mitic stepped on a land mine and lost both legs below the knee. His speech at the awards ceremony will focus on his personal mantra: Never Quit.

"Fanshawe College is very pleased to host this distinctive awards ceremony to celebrate the achievement of our students," states Ross Fair, chair of the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus. "We appreciate the support of all the donors who have established awards and bursaries to support our students."

Members of the public are invited to attend. Dinner will be provided. Tickets may be purchased for $30 each by contacting Debra Burgess at 519-633-2030 or The St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus is located at 120 Bill Martyn Parkway in St. Thomas.

Jody Mitic's biography

Jody Mitic is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. While on patrol in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment in 2007, he stepped on a land mine and lost both legs below the knee. Following a period of rehabilitation and learning how to walk on prosthetic legs, Mitic made headlines across Canada when he completed a 5km charity run, and later the Canada Army Run half-marathon. His life has taken a number of extraordinary turns over the years. Mitic and his brother competed as a team on The Amazing Race Canada in 2013, finishing in second place. In October 2014, he was elected City Councillor for Innes Ward in Ottawa, and now represents nearly 40,000 constituents at Ottawa City Hall. Jody and his wife Alannah – one of the medics who treated him in the war zone – live with their two daughters in Ottawa.

Fanshawe College, St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

The St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, is home to approximately 650 full-time students and 800 part-time students. The Campus offers certificate and diploma programs, academic upgrading, apprenticeships, continuing education, corporate training and career and employment services.

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